How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician (Second Edition)

December 21, 2019 - Comment

Hailed as an “indispensable” guide (Forbes), How to Make It in the New Music Business returns in this extensively revised and expanded edition. When How to Make It in the New Music Business hit shelves in 2016, it instantly became the go-to resource for musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Widely

Hailed as an “indispensable” guide (Forbes), How to Make It in the New Music Business returns in this extensively revised and expanded edition.

When How to Make It in the New Music Business hit shelves in 2016, it instantly became the go-to resource for musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry. Widely adopted by music schools everywhere and considered “the best how- to book of its kind” (Music Connection), it inspired thousands to stop waiting around for that “big break.” Now trusted as the leading expert for “do it yourself” artists, Ari Herstand returns with this second edition, maintaining that a stable career can be built by taking advantage of the many tools at our fi ngertips: conquering social media, mastering the art of merchandising, embracing authentic fan connection, and simply learning how to persevere. Comprehensively updated to include the latest online trends and developments, it offers inspiring success stories across media such as Spotify and Instagram. The result is a must- have for anyone hoping to navigate the increasingly complex yet advantageous landscape that is the modern music industry.

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Anonymous says:

It’s good, but it trails off before he tells you “How To Make It.” Basically, if you’re already in the music business, this book is a really long infomercial for everything the author won’t tell you in this book, which supposedly is available via the author’s subscription-based “academy.” That’s the game today – write a book for street cred, then upsell what you really want to sell on the back-end. It’s just what you do. There are two other bros doing the same exact thing. The good news is this is the best of the three.Regarding the book itself,…

Anonymous says:

Not just for musicians! Creatives, read this book now. I’ve been a professional musician since 1986 and have a shelf full of self-help books pertaining to the arts and how to survive within the field. It’s a constantly evolving industry and there’s not one hard fast rule to making a buck.Ari has distilled all the principles one would need to get a good head start within the creative industry. The book is geared towards musicians, but the principles apply globally towards how to use social media.I’m not even finished with it,…

Anonymous says:

The modern musician’s bible! My music partner and I have copies of the first edition, and they are bookmarked up all over the place! When the second edition was announced, I ordered two copies immediately. We live by this book! I can’t wait to get into it and see what all the updates are. BTW we are jazz musicians. Thanks Ari!!!

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